THE HOW-TO >
Scented gloves would often come up in my antique books as a way to ward off illnesses and add beauty to hands. Then I recently discovered L’Artisan Parfumeur started a revival of this luxury by infusing a pair of kid gloves with their scent Mûre et Musc Extrême. A blackberry heavy fragrance which mingles with the leather of the gloves. This actually sounded reminiscent to my bottle of Van Cleef & Arpels' Féerie which smells of blueberry jam and leather already.
Taking a silk sachet bag filled with dried rose petals and lavender buds I sprayed it liberally with the Feerie perfume, allowed for the alcohol to vanish and stuck it inside the glove. A strip of silk infused with the perfume went into the other glove. Both ways worked surprisingly well to scent the leather without staining, giving a sweet surprise when you bring your hands close to your face or hold hands.
Berries and leather are an interesting combination I must admit which has left my Feerie sadly not seeing much action but vanilla mingling with leather and even a hint of rose and lavender is really soothing and nice. Incense, especially Japanese Koh, is lovely too. Scented soap cut into cubes, powdery sachets, your cologne on a silk handkerchief stuffed inside each glove gives that extra something, something without much effort. Keeping the gloves housed in a box with a tight lid for a week helps them become deictically infused for weeks.
What You Will Need:
- Leather gloves
- Strip of silk, sachet bag filled with dried rose petals &/or lavender, handkerchief
- Fragrance, pieces of scented wax or soap
- Box with tightly fitted lit.
How To Do It:
Try any of the steps above depending on the materials you have on hand.
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